92 episodes

A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy. Each fortnight I am to showcase a topic or therapist and to have a discussion exploring OT related ideas and concepts. My aim is to challenge you, make you think and provide you with guidance wherever possible.

Occupied Brock Cook

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 31 Ratings

A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy. Each fortnight I am to showcase a topic or therapist and to have a discussion exploring OT related ideas and concepts. My aim is to challenge you, make you think and provide you with guidance wherever possible.

    091 – Falls Prevention and OT

    091 – Falls Prevention and OT

    Some of you will remember Erin from the Occupied 2020 Guide to Job Interviews….Well she’s back! and this time we are delving into her true passion, falls prevention. This is an area I will openly admit that I didn’t know much about the specifics of it so i absolutely loved this conversation. Erin is very occupation based in her views and practice and very practical in her advice. Give it a listen.







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    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Erin Jeffords, MS, OTR/L (@theotadvocate)









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    Brock @brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    090 – Exploring Graffiti as an Occupation

    090 – Exploring Graffiti as an Occupation

    This episode the lovely Clarissa Sorlie joins me again to shed some light on her interest in the occupation of graffiti. Considering this occupation using the concept of the Dark Side of Occupation we explore the depths of why people engage in it and some of the meaning they often assign to it. If you’re a person that holds the belief that graffiti is something done by “delinquents” or “criminals” than this episode is a absolute must listen.







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    Brock @brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    089 – Leading a Mindful Life with Jess Leggatt

    089 – Leading a Mindful Life with Jess Leggatt

    Jess is a phenomenal OT and a great friend of mine. She has often explored the road less travelled in this profession and has developed into a clinician with a unique perspective on life, health, wellbeing and OT. In this episode we delve into Jess’s story, her burnout and how she rebuilt herself to be a better, stronger OT. She talks about her use of mindfulness, self-awareness, rest, and yoga among many other things.







    I’ve been trying to get Jess on the show for quite some time so I’m super stoked i finally wore her down and helped with her shyness as her story holds within it, so many learning points.







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    Brock @brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    088 – Starting a New Hobby

    088 – Starting a New Hobby

    In these unprecedented times, many many people are experiencing occupation disruption on a large scale. Many people are starting or looking for new occupations in order to maintain their occupational wellbeing. Today I wanted to explore a small part of my journey into a new occupational engagement.

    A new hobby in a crazy world. I took up photography and am aiming to learn as much about it as i possibly can. The more i learn, the more i find i have to learn. But I’m absolutely loving it and immersing myself into this new community and new world. Listen in to my experience of navigating this period of occupational disruption through an occupational lens.







    View this post on Instagram Breakfast and a wander around Cairns Shot with #canon90d #dronephotography #dji #townsvilleshines #townsville #mavicair2 #mavicair2photography #sunset #sunsetphotography #dronelife #dronestagram #droneshots #drone #dronestagram #droneshots #canonphotography #canon #townsvillephotography #townsvillephotographer #sunrise #cairns #cairnsofinstagram #cairnslife A post shared by Brock Cook (@keep3rphoto) on Sep 29, 2020 at 7:48pm PDT

















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    • 29 min
    087 – Get a Dose of Support with Dr Vanessa Kasper

    087 – Get a Dose of Support with Dr Vanessa Kasper

    DURING THIS PODCAST TOPICS SUCH AS MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND GUN SHOT WOUNDS ARE DISCUSSED IN GRAPHIC DETAIL. IF THIS IS A TRIGGER OR MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO LISTEN. 







    Dr Vanessa Kasper is a nurse practitioner that runs the Dose of Support Podcast, a podcast that aims to highlight self-care and support to prevent health practitioners from burning out. We delve into her personal story and everything that’s led her to start her own podcast to try and help others in similar situations. We also highlight somethings health practitioners should be aware of and what they can do to help maintain their own mental wellbeing.







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    Brock @brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    086 – The 2020 Occupied Guide to Job Interviews

    086 – The 2020 Occupied Guide to Job Interviews

    You asked for it, so here it is! The 2020 Occupied guide to job interviews. With the assistance of the awesome Erin Jeffords we give you the extent of our knowledge and experience to best prepare you for your first or next job interview. If you’re a student, a newgrad or an OT looking to brush up on their job-hunting skills then tune in and learn how you can give yourself the best shot at landing that job!







    We explore tips for everything from the preparation right through to what to do post interview.







    * How to nail down your preparation* How to practice for your interview* What to research prior to your interview* Being self-aware and open to feedback* How to present your 100% authentic self in the best way* Types of interviews* Followup post-interview







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    Brock @brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

laylahkani ,

Best OT podcast by farrrr

Entertaining, engaging and structured. Learn new information while still being fun to listen to !! Please keep this podcast - if you get burnt out, build your team ! I’m sure a lot of people would love to be involved :)

Peachey2000 ,

Not just for OTs!

Yep, I’m not an OT, and still get a lot out of this. Check out the minimalism and SMART goals episodes in particular

Jodie_L_Booth ,

Loving it Brock!

Do you like having great OT conversations during or after a conference or workshop? Well, the occupied podcast is like listening in to those conversations! Passionate, interesting and intelligent OT shop talk - I’m loving it!

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